"Exciting sixteenth century romance"
In 1565, Niall Riordan accompanied by John Black are at
Whitehall Castle to negotiate a peace between their beloved
Ireland and Queen Elizabeth. However, instead of Her Royal
Highness, Lord Wolverton meets the visitors, but not before
they try to introduce themselves to two beautiful ladies in
waiting including the English mediator's ward Catriona
Though many in Queen Elizabeth's court oppose a peace
with the Irish, Niall is shocked that Catriona happens to
be one of them. She spies for her homeland Ireland as she
detests the English for what they did to her family seven
years ago and opposes peace with these despicable people.
However, when she is exposed for her seditious activities,
her only hope to leave the Tower resides in marriage to the
peace broker Niall.
Though the late sixteenth century is the backdrop of a
googol of novels, Ana Seymour successfully keeps her
historical romance fresh through two delightful lead
characters. Niall knows the cost of war and will do what
it takes to protect his country's liberty even if it means
brokering a peace with the enemy. Catriona is his opposite
who sees war as inevitable through her hate filled eyes
that only love will cleanse. The subplot of someone
desiring Catriona's death is exciting and ties back to the
main sixteenth century theme, but also takes away from the
turmoil caused by the extreme differences on the English
question between the stars. A ROSE IN THE MIST is a
colorful tale that readers will enjoy and want to see more
novels like this one from this talented author.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 27, 2002
Queen Elizabeth's glamorous court features the most
beautiful ladies in the world, but when Niall Riordan
arrives from Ireland to negotiate a peace settlement, he
only has eyes for the elusive and elegant Cat Sherwood. But
just as the rugged Irishman is ready to admit his passion,
he finds himself imprisoned in the Tower of London, put
there by the mysterious Cat herself.